Francesca Mitchell

Unpaid Internships: Exploitation and Discrimination

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that experience is the key to building a successful career. Time and time again, we have heard parents, careers advisers, and those in the industries we wish to enter extol the virtues of work experience and internship programmes.

Stopping the Press

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

The idea of the free press is a product of modern democratic systems, and one that such systems purportedly support and aspire to. According to Reporters Without Borders, a French-founded organisation campaigning for freedom of expression and information worldwide, almost half of the world's population is denied this liberty.

At Facebook Value: Graduates, Employers and Social Media

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

As young people in the twenty-first century, it is a well-established fact that we seem virtually unable to survive without our daily - or indeed hourly - fix of social media. However, as social media reaches such an elevated status in every field from business communications to library-bound procrastination, debates about the appropriateness of its uses show no signs of abating.

When Good Causes Go Bad

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

The ethos behind the campaign is summed up by Radi-Aid's official line, which says: "Imagine if every person in Africa saw the "Africa for Norway" video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway?

Student Protest: Reflections on Quebec's 'Maple Spring'

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

What began as an objection to tuition hikes - and not especially extortionate ones at that - has undeniably come to signify in Quebec something much broader and more fundamental.

Fourth Year Syndrome

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

It's mid-October. The leaves are turning, you've upgraded to an actual winter coat, and the pile of books on your desk has increased to the size of a small house.